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The diagram at the top of the article you linked to in the question seems to show exactly what you are trying to achieve; the extended base stations are connected via Ethernet, from their WAN ports, to a network port on the primary base station. Have you tried this configuration?


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Plug it in via Ethernet, not USB. Any printer with built-in networking support (Ethernet or Wi-Fi) is best connected to the network via its network port. That's the most natural, best-supported, most reliable, most fully-featured way for your devices to discover and print to it. When base stations first supported USB printer sharing in 2003, it was kind of ...


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When flashing custom firmware, you need to be very careful. Some firmwares can cause hardware-software communication issues, so when you think a setting has been changed, it may not have been. DO NOT send it in for repair. You've probably already voided the warranty. Try to go back to your original firmware and see if it works. Any communication errors ...


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Your AirPort Extreme will need to "control" the network in order for this setup the way you expect. The Linksys would have to be configured as a bridge with the AirPort Extreme as the router/DHCP server. Do not that the way you have things setup currently, Time Machine will still work; however you will need to connect to the server/disk by IP address. Other ...


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Yes, just create an encrypted disk image on the Airport Extreme. That has nothing do do with it being an Airport, or having Time Capsule functionality; you can do it on any disk that you can mount. It's not technically FileVault, but it is 128- or 256-bit AES encryption.


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The two models differ only in their number of USB and ethernet ports (see https://www.apple.com/compare-wifi-models/ for a comparison of all current models), audio jacks, HDD space and Wifi capabilities. The software features are identical. Although your proposed setup should be working fine, it has at least the following implications: No gigabit ethernet ...


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Go to the network preferences panel in System Preference Select airport, then 'Advanced...' Press the plus button It will work even when the network isn't near.


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The Apple Broadcom BCM94331CD adapter will add 802.11 a/b/g/n with Bluetooth 4.0 to an older Mac Pro, while the Apple Broadcom BCM94360CD adapter will enable 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac support (the primary difference between the two adapters being 802.11 ac). You can easily DIY by finding suitable parts on eBay or Amazon and following instructions on forum sites ...



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